Winning will certainly help in the long run but i agree with everyone that writing everyday can only help.
Forums like this are certainly helpful and I’ve learned a lot by observing the feedback from some of the competition submissions.
I haven’t commented on the competition feedback as I don’t think it’s my place but I’m keen to see what people think when the annual comes out.
The only thing I will say is that with a lot of the hit-girl stories submitted there is a few common themes amongst them.
I touch on a few of these in my story but the way i framed it was different and when your looking at an annual you need to look at the overall balance of the book as well as the individual stories. You cant really have three revenge stories in a row for example no matter how great they all are.
There were clearly many great stories submitted and a couple I think are easily better than mine but i think I was just lucky in this case to frame the story from a different perspective.
The unfortunate thing is it’s not something I can never use again!
side note the millarworld team have been fantastic with their help and guidance through the whole process.
Now the wait begins